Environmental Issues

Many of the effects of toxic exposure are permanent. Victims may not be aware that their medical problems are directly related to toxic exposure.

Latos Latos & Associates is committed to protecting the welfare of those exposed to toxic substances found either in their homes and workplaces. Our personal injury attorneys can help you prove that you have been exposed to a toxic substance due to the negligence of a person or a company. You are entitled to compensation for all consequences of that exposure, including: 

  • The cost of past and future medical care
  • The cost of rehabilitation
  • Loss of past and future wages
 
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering associated with the exposure
 

These are the types of cases we handle:

Asbestos in workplace/residence. Asbestos cases allow injured victims to recover compensation from those responsible for exposing them to asbestos. Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral that was widely used in building materials and consumer products until the 1980s. Its fibers are inhaled and lodge in the lungs. This can cause severe and fatal diseases such as: 

  • Mesothelioma—a cancer that affects the lung’s inner lining
  • Asbestosis—lung tissue scarring 
  • Lung cancer
  • Esophageal, stomach, colon, or rectum cancer 

Lead poison cases. Lead-based paint, the primary cause of lead poisoning, has been banned since 1978, but many older buildings and homes still contain the paint. Overexposure to lead can lead to kidney and brain damage. Ingesting particles of lead-contaminated dust from flaking, peeling or chipped paint—often on doors and windows—is the most common way children are exposed to lead poisoning. For a child, even the tiniest amount of lead-based paint is potentially hazardous. The main symptoms include: 

  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Constipation
 
  • Seizures
  • Comas
 

These kinds of cases can be quite complicated and extensive research is required.

If you face a personal injury from an environmental toxin, contact Latos Latos & Associates, PC or call us at 718.721.5740 to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Learn your rights and options by arranging your free consultation. We are available to assist you 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week.

Contact Information

22-15 31st street.
Astoria, NY 11105 USA
+1 718 721 5740

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